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Elgin Harmony Fest returns July 19
Midwest Harmony Alliance
Jun 27, 2016 8:55 PM
The Midwest Harmony Alliance massed chorus will present Elgin Harmony Fest, a free concert, on Tuesday, July 19, at the Wing Park band shell.
COD Hosts Free Prairie Tours this Summer
Jun 27, 2016 5:08 PM
Participants (above) learn about the history of tallgrass prairies in Illinois, the restoration of the College of DuPage prairies, the role of fire in tallgrass prairie and characteristics of a more than 100 species of native Illinois plants found throughout the 18-acre Russell R. Kirt prairie preserve on COD's campus in Glen Ellyn. Click here to see more photos of the free tour. A glimpse of the time when tallgrass prairie still existed plentifully in the area, the College's prairie areas serve as an outdoor classroom in the biological sciences, enabling students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in field-based research.
Minority Contractors Association to host annual golf outing
U.S. Minority Contractors Association
Jun 27, 2016 12:22 PM
On Thursday, Aug. 11, the U.S. Minority Contractors Association will hold its second annual golf outing fundraiser at the Makray Memorial Golf Course in Barrington. The nonprofit professional trade organization provides professional, educational, technical and consulting services to both its membership and through the community at large.
Genealogist to offer tips on finding 'lost children'
Elgin Genealogical Society
Jun 24, 2016 8:30 PM
The Elgin Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday, July 5, at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Jeanne Larzalere Bloom will present "Lost Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted."
Fox Valley Hands of Hope receives grant
Fox Valley Hands of Hope
Jun 24, 2016 7:51 PM
Fox Valley Hands of Hope has received a capital improvements grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. The grant, in the amount of $9,600, is designated for a new medical equipment washer.
U of I Extension offers seasonal nutrition and food safety tips
University of Illinois Extension
Jun 24, 2016 6:08 PM
"Summer is a time to savor the flavors of the season and time with family and friends," said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, University of Illinois Extension. "Whether you are hosting or bringing a dish to pass, keep these few healthful hints in mind for a successful spread."
Shred your personal documents with State Rep. Anna Moeller
Submitted by State Rep. Anna Moeller
Jun 23, 2016 5:01 AM
State Rep. Anna Moeller, D-Elgin, is teaming with KCT Credit Union and Elgin Community College for a free paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, in parking lot E at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive in Elgin. "To help consumers prevent identity theft, it is critical for residents to have the ability to protect their sensitive documents," Moeller said. "This is a great event that will give consumers peace of mind in knowing that their confidential information is destroyed on-site in an environmentally friendly manner."
38th annual Greek Fest returns to St. Sophia Church
St. Sophia Church
Jun 24, 2016 10:40 PM
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin will present its 38th annual summer Greek Fest July 8-10. It will be open for lunch on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again from 5 to 11 p.m. for dinner. On Saturday and Sunday, the fest will open at noon and close at 11 p.m. Saturday, and 10 p.m. Sunday. Traditionally, the fest attracts over 10,000 people to it every year.
Join 'Pint for a Pint' blood drive July 7 at Advocate Sherman Hospital
Jun 22, 2016 8:26 PM
The community is invited to participate in a blood drive hosted by Advocate Sherman Hospital and Heartland Blood Centers from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 7.
Part-time Pingree Grove fire employee charged with sex abuse
By Harry Hitzeman
Jun 21, 2016 3:39 PM
A 25-year-old part-time employee of the Pingree Grove Fire Protection District has been charged with sexually abusing a girl younger than 17.
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